HC Deb 30 September 1942 vol 383 c783W
Major Procter

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether it is proposed to make a free issue of physical training kit to all women in the Women's Royal Naval Service?

Mr. Alexander

Arrangements are in hand to provide members of the Women's Royal Naval Service in training establishments with physical training clothing on loan. As regards W.R.N.S. personnel generally, facilities exist for the coupon free purchase by units of the Forces of such items as swimming costumes, plimsolls, sweaters and hockey boots for women, as well as for men. This range is being extended to include the following items of sports gear suitable for women's wear: gymnasium blouses, hockey skirts and knickers, divided skirts and ankle socks.